Done Deal: Just In Top Experienced FSU Football OL Join Miami Hurricanes

**Former FSU Lineman Joins Miami Hurricanes in Off-Field Role**

A former Florida State University (FSU) offensive lineman, Devontay Love-Taylor, has taken a new position with one of FSU’s biggest rivals, the Miami Hurricanes. This move is part of the constant changes in college football coaching, even as the 2024 season approaches.

Matt Zenitz of 247Sports reported that Love-Taylor will be joining the Hurricanes as the Assistant Director of Player Personnel. Previously, he worked in Arizona State’s scouting department for a year and a half, where he was promoted to Director of Scouting in February. Love-Taylor developed a professional relationship with Kenny Dillingham while playing under him at FSU.

Love-Taylor, originally from Trinity, FL, has connections to both Tampa and South Florida, having started his college career at FIU. He earned honorable mention all-conference honors in 2019, helping FIU rank sixth nationally in fewest sacks allowed per game. He played 32 games, starting 16, before transferring to FSU.


At FSU, Love-Taylor quickly became a key player under head coach Mike Norvell. He showed his versatility by starting in multiple positions on the offensive line and was recognized with the Don Powell Award for his contributions. Despite injuries, he continued to perform well, earning honorable mention All-ACC honors.

Love-Taylor joins a growing list of former Seminoles on Miami’s staff, including linebackers coach Derek Nicholson, defensive analyst Sabbath Joseph, and senior football adviser Todd Stroud. These additions reflect head coach Mario Cristobal’s strategy of building his team with experienced individuals from FSU.

Interestingly, Love-Taylor was part of the FSU team that defeated Miami in 2021, a game that contributed to Cristobal’s hiring at Miami after Manny Diaz was fired. Cristobal, now in the early years of a 10-year, $80 million contract, has had a mixed record with Miami so far, including two losses to FSU.

Love-Taylor’s new role at Miami is a significant step in his career, but it will undoubtedly create mixed emotions when the two rival teams face each other in October.

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